The solutions in this post cover bulk deleting albums or tracks in general on Tidal, but I’ll use a specific example, outlined below:
Recently I decided to give Tidal a try, which is an online music streaming platform. I signed up and started using a free account to give it a spin. I’ve also been a long-time last.fm user, a service that tracks what you listen to across multiple platforms, so connecting it to my Tidal account was one of the first things I did.
If you came to this page, you might already know this, but the term “scrobble” is what
last.fmuses for a recorded play of a song. E.g., if you listen to a song once on Spotify and once on Tidal, but have both accounts connected to
last.fm, you would see
Unfortunately, I recently noticed that Tidal was “scrobbling” all the advertisements they play when you are using a free account. In fact, it recorded so many Tidal Advertisement (or Advertisement by Tidal) scrobbles that
last.fm started saying it was the song I have listened to the most, across all time 😂
“What’s your taste in music?” … “It’s complicated”
Bulk Deleting Last.fm Scrobbles
How to Bulk Delete All Scrobbles of a Given Album in Last.fm
- Navigate to the album page, but via your profile
- Homepage -> Profile -> Albums -> find the album in the list -> click the three dots to open the extended menu -> Go to Album in Library
- The final URL should look something like:
- For deleting the Tidal Advertisement plays, it should be
- Click the link labeled Delete album From library
- In the confirmation modal that appears, check the box to confirm that you indeed want to delete all plays from this album, thn click DELETE
- You should be good to go!
How to Delete All Scrobbles of a Specific Track in Last.fm
- Navigate to the track, but via your profile
- Homepage -> Profile -> Tracks -> find the track in the list -> click the three dots to open the extended menu menu -> Go to Track in Library
- The final URL should look something like
- Click the link labeled *Delete track from library
- In the confirmation modal that appears, check the box to confirm that you indeed want to delete all plays of this track, thn click DELETE
- You should be good to go!
The Easier Solution for Tidal Advertisement Scrobbles
From a practical perspective, the easiest solution here would be to just upgrade my Tidal account to a paid account 😅
I probably will soon (I’m still evaluating different platforms), but this would still be something that needs to be fixed regardless.
Or, Tidal could fix this on their end. Although I don’t really blame them for not prioritizing a “bug” that only affects free accounts.
The Harder Solution
If you need to delete hundreds of different tracks and/or albums according to some specific logic, you might want to look into scripting a solution with the last.fm API.